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Jean Rose Thielen, American artist. Recipient 1st place national National Federation Press Women, 1985, 1st place Gold award National Magazine Conference, 1990, Purchase award State of Wisconsin Permanent Collection; named to St. Catherine's High School Hall of Fame, 1998, 100 of America's Best Watercolor Painters, North Light Books, 2002.


Thielen, Jean Rose was born on June 25, 1937 in Racine, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Floyd Adelbert Peck and Virginia Marjory Lutz.


Student, University Wisconsin, Racine, 1959. Student, Milwaukee Technology College, 1979. Student, University Wisconsin, Kenosha, 1980.


Editorial artist Racine Journal Times, 1981-1987. Director marketing Porters of Racine, 1987-1990. Artist, art teacher Racine, since 1990.

Instructor University Wisconsin, Kenosha. Artist-in-residence Winslow Elementary School, Racine, Wisconsin, 2001. Instructor Racine Art Museum, Penninsula Art School, Door County, Wisconsin, 2008.


  • Other Work

    • Represented in permanent collections, State of Wisconsin Art Collection, Racine Art Museum.


Volunteer art teacher Olympia Brown School, Racine, 1998, Sacred Heart School, Racine, 1997-2001, Racine Art Museum, 2004. Fundraiser Arts Council, Southeast Wisconsin Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome project, Channel 10, others. Member Midwest Watercolor Society (board directors 1998-1999), Wisconsin Watercolor Society (board directors, membership chair 1997-2008), League of Milwaukee Artists (board directors 1996-1999, 2d place award 1997, Purchase award 1996), Racine Art Guild (board directors, vice president 1996-1997, Merit award 1996, 97, 99, 2000, Purchase award 2004).


  • Other Interests

    Walking, bike riding.


Married Daniel Peter Thielen, June 25, 1960. 1 child, Daniel Jerome.

Floyd Adelbert Peck

Virginia Marjory Lutz

Daniel Peter Thielen

Daniel Jerome Thielen